Free planetary consciousness, coherence & healing series starting

I just got an e-mail from Linda Pannell at World Changing Wisdom about the 3rd Planetary Consciousness & Healing Conference that starts on 10/21, with 40 great presenters in the fields of  Science, Spirituality, The Sacred, Ancient Wisdom, Modern Miracles and more. 

Linda has gathered some of  the planet’s most inspiring, provocative, and evolutionary scientists, healers, wisdom keepers, and spiritual leaders to explore the ancient wisdom of the heart and the modern wisdom of science and technology. The roster includes Gregg Braden, Howard Martin, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Maureen Moss, David Wolfe, Brad Yates, and Gabriel Cousens–just to name a few.

The event is free, and will be recorded with 24-hour non-downloadable access to the recordings after each event, which is normally how I am able to catch the presentations I’m interested in listening to. There’s also the option of purchasing lifetime access to the mp3s, if that’s the way you want to go.

Check it all out here:

Jo Dunning replay on Healing With the Masters

Just a quick post  to recommend that you catch the replay of Jo Dunning’s interview on the Healing With the Masters series put on by Jennifer Mc Lean. The replay is only going to be available for another 24 hrs., so you’ll need to act fast to listen to it (unless you want to purchase the recordings of the series). You should be able to access the interview at Jo has such a sweet, uplifting energy; it’s a delight for the mind/body/spirit.

Whether you are able to listen or not, sign up for the rest of the Healing With the Masters series ( so you’ll be notified of upcoming guest interviews; Pat Carrington, Carol Look, and Marianne Williamson are scheduled for the next few days, with other big names to follow.  Also, be sure to visit Jo’s site and sign-up for the World Abundance Project at  Both the teleseminars and Abundance Project are FREE!!

In joy, Zippy

Vitamin D–The “D” Must Stand for Dynamite!

Yipes! I can’t believe I started creating my “Hello World” opening blog a month ago and am just now finishing it up and moving on to this new posting. Hopefully I’ll get faster at this as I go along.

Anyway, one of the things I’ve been researching lately is vitamin D. It seems that suddenly this is the “go to” nutrient for almost anything that ails you. I remember when you really didn’t hear much about it, which gave me the impression it must not be that important to our health. Now they’re finding that it is not only necessary for bone health, but also can help protect against colds and flu (including swine flu!), a number of cancers, and more.

And what’s interesting is that as they are discovering how big of a player vitamin D really is, they are also finding out that most people are deficient in this “sunshine vitamin.” Even 83% of the people living in Saudi Arabia, one of the sunniest climates around, were found to be deficient. And the Mayo Clinic found that 100% of the African-Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans they tested had low levels of D, so it’s affecting the entire population. And chronic deficiency has shown to play a role in 11 types of cancer, as well as in inflammatory conditions such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and Crohn’s Disease. Low levels of D also play a part in heart disease, pain issues, diminishing cognitive function, and weak, brittle bones.

There’s so much about vitamin D that I think people should know that I plan on writing an article to recap all the information I’ve found. But it may be awhile (consider that it took me a month to get my “Hello World!” blog done) before I will be posting it on my website. And with flu prevention being a hot topic right now, I wanted to let people know right away that they should make sure they’re getting enough D.

TIPS: When buying any D be sure you’re getting D3 (cholecalciferol), not D2, an inactive form of D that’s about 10 times less effective because it’s hard for the body to absorb and use. And be sure you’re taking an adequate amount of D. Many researchers, doctors, and healthcare practitioners are now saying that the RDA recommendation of 400 I.U. is way too low, and that we should be getting between 2000 – 5000 units a day (some set therapeutic dosage as high as 50,000 I.U. a week). So make sure you’re taking enough to have a preventative effect, and since D is fat-soluble, always take it with some fat/oil containing food(s).

PICKS: There are a ton of different vitamin D supplements available, and even more now that it’s showing itself to be such a powerhouse. And in light of recent findings, many companies are putting out versions of D with much higher doses than before.  Up until a couple of months ago I didn’t take any vitamin D other than what was in my calcium supplements, but after all the stuff I’ve been reading, I decided to change that. Right now I’m using Now’s Liquid Vitamin D-3 (you can get it through the Links or To Your Health page on my site for one of the best prices around). Each drop equals 100 I.U. and a dropperful is 5000 I.U., so it’s easy to take the dosage you feel is right for you and not have a lot of pills to swallow. It’s taste-less, so that’s a plus, too (you can even add it to your salad dressing and get your dosage that way). I like it a lot, but will also be keeping my eyes open for anything else that seems worth checking out. And be sure to leave a comment if you have your own D recommendation to make.

That’s it for now. Have a “D” lightful day, Zippy (aka Zirah)

p.s. If you would like a free 4-page report by Dr. Nicolas Hedberg about how to fortify your immune system against swine flu and other “bugs,” go to my What’s New page and send in a request.

Hello world!

Welcome to my new blog!

These are definitely interesting times we live in, and the evolutionary process we’re going through can sometimes seem a bit overwhelming. But I’ve been doing some research and have found there’s a ton of stuff out there (often for free!) ready and waiting to assist us in moving forward as gracefully as possible.  

So I’m creating this blog to let you know about many of the things I’ve come across in my searches that can be helpful and supportive in living  a happier, healthier life–even in the midst of all this change we’re going through. My tips and “picks” will mainly highlight information, products, and resources having to do with health and wellness, personal development, and conscious creation, but I’ll also be throwing in anything I think will uplift, inspire, or make you smile. So I hope you enjoy the blog and find that it enriches your life in a variety of ways.

Wishing the best for us all, Zippy (aka Zirah)